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Joanne Campbell

Joanne Campbell
Born Joanne E Campbell[1]
(1964-02-08)8 February 1964
Northampton, England, UK
Died 20 December 2002(2002-12-20) (aged 38)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–2002

Joanne Campbell (8 February 1964 – 20 December 2002) was a British actress and drama therapist best known for playing Liz in the 1980s sitcom Me and My Girl and Josephine Baker on stage in This Is My Dream.[2][3]


  • Career 1
  • Death 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Born in Northampton,[2] Campbell began her acting career at the Theatre Royal in Stratford, east London, in the 1980s, where she became the first black principal boy in pantomime. After several other on stage acting roles, she was one of the founding members of the BiBi Crew, the first company made up entirely of black actresses, and co-wrote and acted in several plays for the company. As well as the above-mentioned comedies, her other television roles included parts in Dramarama, The Bill, Birds of a Feather and Bodger and Badger.


Campbell died suddenly as a result of deep-vein thrombosis aged 38 in London in 2002. At the time of her death she was working on the new BBC children's show U Get Me.[2][3]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Frighteners Flick episode: "Jevan" (11 March 1997)
1994 The Bill Kate episode: "No Job for an Amateur" (18 January 1994)
1993 Alphabet Castle Queen Bet/Various Roles
1993 Birds of a Feather Jancis episode: "Find the Lady" (7 November 1993)
1993 Love Hurts Phoebe episode: "For a Few Dollars More" (26 February 1993)
1992 Us Girls Beverley Pinnock
1990 Nuns on the Run Ward Nurse
1990 London's Burning Jenny Six episodes (7 October – 18 November 1990)
1989 Bodger and Badger Mavis Series One and Cameo in Series 2
1984 Me and My Girl Liz
1984 Dramarama Suki episode: "Que Sera" (11 June 1984)


  1. ^ "Birth Registration details"
  2. ^ a b c Hedley, Philip; "Obituary: Joanne Campbell", 9 January 2003
  3. ^ a b Bourne, Stephen; "Obituary — Joanne Campbell: Actress capable of dazzling stage performances", The Independent, 8 January 2003

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